TWU

Fighting for a safer, fairer road transport industry!


Being a truckie is Australia’s most dangerous job. For over 20 years TWU members have been fighting for safe, fair rates for truck drivers and safer roads for all Australians.

Safe Rates guarantees that every truckie on our roads is behind the wheel of a well-maintained vehicle, won’t have to risk falling asleep on the job just to make a living and isn’t trying to meet an impossible deadline.

What do we want?

For every truck driver – from employee to subbie - to have rates and conditions of work that ensure they’re paid for every hour, every kilometre and every cost.

What are we doing?


Our Campaign for Safe Rates has continued over more than 20 years.

By combining workplace organising with community, political and industrial action, we’ve has some big wins including:
  • Establishing the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal – a dedicated forum for the road transport industry
  • Strong National TWU agreements with major transport companies like Toll and Linfox

Find out more about the latest in our Safe Rates campaign.

How can you get involved?

There are a few ways you can get involved in our fight for a safer and fairer road transport industry:

And don’t forget to sign-up for campaign updates!

  • Truckies Protest Against Axing Safe Rates

    April 20


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  • Australian Trucking Association Refuses To Meet Truck Drivers, Families Of Victims

    April 20


    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 20 April 2016
     
    The Australian Trucking Association has refused to meet truck drivers and the families of truck cash victims after 100 protesters marched on a meeting of the association today.

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  • Families Of Victims & Truck Drivers Vow To Continue The Fight For Road Safety

    April 19


    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 19 April 2016
     
    Families of people killed in truck crashes, truck drivers and the Transport Workers’ Union have vowed to continue to fight to make roads safer and to ensure an independent body is put in place to examine pressures in transport which lead to deaths. The group comprising 50 drivers and families visiting Canberra today said it was looking forward to sitting down with the transport industry to discuss how an independent body can be brought back, following the Government’s abolition of the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal.

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  • RSRT Hears Industry Views On Safe Rates Order; No Opposition To TWU Application

    April 19



    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 18 April 2016
     
    The Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal has heard the views of the transport industry on a TWU application to alter the Order on minimum safe rates for owner drivers. The Tribunal will make two draft Orders on the application, which was not opposed by employers’ groups.

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  • Safety Shouldn't Be Compromised

    April 19


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